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Of A Revolution Live at Madison Square Garden on 2006-01-14

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Of A Revolution Live at Madison Square Garden on 2006-01-14

Topics Live concert

Right on Time
Love and Memories
59th Street Bridge Song > City on Down
The Wanderer
Black Rock
Lay Down
One Shot
Hey Girl
Heard The World
Wonderful Day
Daylight the Dog
Delicate Few
Missing Pieces
I Feel Home
About Mr. Brown
Program Director
This Was a Crazy Game of Poker

Collection OfARevolution
Band/Artist Of A Revolution
Venue Madison Square Garden
Location New York, NY

Source Mix in Post Environment of Jason's Audience source and Ed's Soundboard source (see Notes for details)
Lineage Adobe Audition > iZotope Ozone 3 > CD Wave 1.94.5 beta > FLAC 1.1.2
Taped by Jason Reiser and Ed Paff
Transferred by Jason Reiser


Tapers: Jason Reiser and Ed Paff
Conversion (mixdown): Jason Reiser
Source: Mix in Post Environment of Jason's Audience source and Ed's Soundboard source
AUD: Schoeps MK4 > Sonosax SX-M2/LS > Sound Devices 722 @ 24bit/96kHz
(mics in DINa, 13' high, at soundboard mixing location - section 6, ~ row M, center)
SBD: SBD > Henry Engineering Patchbox > Creative Nomad Jukebox 3
Lineage (mixdown): Adobe Audition > iZotope Ozone 3 > CD Wave 1.94.5 beta > FLAC 1.1.2

Notes: The two sources were time synced as best as possible in Audition, and fades were
applied. This mix was subjected to VERY mild mastering effects in iZotope Ozone 3,
namely a slight paragraphic EQ to restore a few dB of high frequency dropoff, and
a slight midrange dip, and very slight multiband stereo imaging to widen the overall
soundstage and introduce some presence. This as well as the overall mix was done
pretty much by ear (and per-sample calculations for shrinking the AUD source to
overcome the clock shift). It sounds great on my Genelec 1031APMs and Sennheiser
600s, but you're always welcome to do your own personal mix if this one doesn't
suit your taste.

I swapped the L/R channels on the SBD source as I believe they are recorded backwards
(based on the incorrect channel assignment during The Beatles' "Revolution" during
the Intro, and the less obvious channel balance on my audience recording.) Maybe the
Patchbox was plugged in backwards or some other weirdness, but this certainly yeilded
the best results.

Thanks to Ed for giving permission to use his source and distribute it via the LMA.
Thanks again to Mike Smith for my tickets, and to both he and OAR for the batteries.
And finally thanks again to J.P. for letting me run my rig inside the soundboard cage,
and for making and offering patches of such a kick-ass mix. Nice work!

The sources of this mix are:


Disc 1 of 2 Total: 75:06:23

01 Introduction 01:36:74
02 52-50 09:04:40
03 Right on Time 07:12:60
04 Love and Memories 03:45:10
05 59th Street Bridge Song > City on Down 11:03:23
06 The Wanderer 05:35:74
07 Black Rock 09:58:45
08 Revisited 06:31:13
09 Lay Down 05:02:59
10 One Shot 05:14:65
11 Hey Girl 10:01:10

Disc 2 of 2 Total: 73:54:50

01 Heard The World 05:50:62
02 Dakota 05:19:02
03 Wonderful Day 04:03:23
04 Daylight the Dog * 04:25:51
05 Delicate Few 09:14:24
06 Missing Pieces 09:32:56
07 I Feel Home 06:30:69
08 About Mr. Brown 06:50:14
09 Program Director # 09:52:23
10 This Was a Crazy Game of Poker 12:13:26

* with Colin Smith
# with Matisyahu


Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2015
Subject: Strange
Well guys....You can stone me but... they are so primitive. I am not sure that I will listen the whole concert till the end... Sometimes their music sounds good through the concert but generally speaking they aren't unique. At least to me. What brouhgt them to Madison. Hmm, we'll see. Maybe I'll change my mind. :)

The only thing I like very much is sax !! It definitely increases my rate from 2 to 3. lol
Reviewer: Hridayaragam - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2014
Subject: Revolution Live at Madison
Reviewer: shrams - favorite - September 24, 2014
Subject: Sigh
To call this "jamband" music is an insult to jam bands. OAR represents every mediocre frat band that can't play their instruments and get hundreds of people to their shows because they are in a frat. I've scratched my head about these guys since I heard them ten years ago as a mediocre frat band. There's no accounting for taste I guess, but these guys are doing nothing for the art of music.
Reviewer: moth17 - - March 6, 2014
Subject: Frustrated with the DL count.
The problem is users of the archive use the DL count to direct them to some of the best recordings out of the 125,567 items currently on the LMA. Who has time to listen to them all? When those numbers don't accurately reflect that, you can see why it would provoke hostility and frustration. Anyone know of a better place to direct these comments to the archive to rectify the problem? The band and their perceived quality is irrelevant. We just want accurate tools to help us navigate and filter this incredible resource. There's a glitch here that just needs to be fixed. I came here because I was frustrated with seeing this show at the top of the count for so long with an absurd amount of DL's. I got some answers from your posts but we can do better. Now, take it easy on each other, will ya? We're all here for the same thing.
Reviewer: mason's child - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2014
Subject: Haha
I downloaded it anyway,just because of all the haters!I can appreciate anyone willing to put themselves out there to sing and play whats in their heart. anyone that closes their ears ,probably walks around just listening to themselves talk.meanwhile cant we all just get along!(with brew in one hand doing the dead stomp!)
Reviewer: kindmeow - favorite - July 18, 2013
Subject: meh
Reviewer: buddahbelly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 16, 2013
Subject: good show
first time listening to this band ever although ive heard a great deal about them. I enjoyed it andf have been a dmb fan for a very long time and i can see the resemblance. For everybody saying they suck SO bad, at what exactly? The musicianship and flow is very nice and i have heard the same frat comments about dmb and most of the shows ive went to have been full of down to earth friendly people and many of them are over the hill anyway. Good band good sound get over whatever problem you have with them i love jams as much as anyone else
Reviewer: ezphart - favoritefavorite - December 7, 2012
Subject: great shirts
Reviewer: princeton-g - favorite - September 28, 2012
Subject: whoa
This garbage sells out madison square garden?

Reviewer: Ranamada - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2012
Subject: Wow
Reviewer: Lucy leave 896 - favorite - August 27, 2012
Subject: D'hôtel
Does Shane Treacy,the sunflower man, play on this?
Reviewer: Roc95678 - favoritefavorite - August 24, 2012
Subject: Not digging this
I gave this a listen based on the amount of downloads. I just could not get into it. I gave it an open mind and ear, but nothing could keep it open . Going on to another random band I hope I have some luck with the next band. I am only going to give it two stars.
Reviewer: ankurash - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 23, 2012
Subject: Wow Sound & what a music!!
59th street bridge... Wow!!!
Happy to go music while on work!
Reviewer: Robinbraves - favorite - July 21, 2011
Subject: Boring!!!
Not good at all. Why waste good time downloading this. I would rather sit thru a root canal!
Reviewer: igrowthehydro - - June 13, 2011
Subject: I
was wondering why it had so many DL's..+ are there really 500,000 people cool enough to DL a Radiators show? I don't think so...I'm not listening to OAR so no review.
Reviewer: BataviaSparky - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2010
Subject: I was curious
With so many conflicting reviews so full of emotion, both positive and negative, my curiousity became so strong that I had to give this thing a listen.
Well - the music truly does suck. It tends to be flaccid and uninspiring. Nothing grabs my ear at all. We know now that the download total is a fluke of some media player DL'ing it as the default setting or whatever, so this band got incredibly lucky and now millions of people have heard of 'em that would have otherwise not.
The recording is very well done, and I wish I could think of something colorful to say, like, "I'd rather listen to a good recording of bovine flatulence", or, I'd rather listen to a good recording of Yoko Ono singing John Lennon a lullaby", or something like that but I just can't think of anything clever. Besides, it would not be true.
I suppose given a choice between this band and deafening silence for the rest of my life, I might take the OAR because the recording is good and the crowd noise in between sounds like they are really digging it.
What more needs to be said?
I can't give one star just because it's not a band that I dig, that defeats the purpose of reviews, people!
Solid job on the recording, I'd say four-star.
Band is weak, but if you like 'em, it sounds like they had a good noght, so I'll go with four stars there.
Live and let live. :)
Reviewer: Panic26 - favorite - May 11, 2010
Subject: oar
Reviewer: lotushead - favorite - March 7, 2010
Subject: Most overated band and show!!
Do you people just download this show based on the number of downloads or what? This shit sucks. Hands down most over hyped band and show.
Reviewer: half-steppin - favorite - February 24, 2010
Subject: B.A.D.
Just not good
Reviewer: Samizdat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2009
Subject: OAR Should Go Back to Their Jam Roots
This show, like most OAR live shows, is a treat. However, while OAR soars as a jam band, their new CD All Sides is a lifeless, dismal disappointment. It'll be a cold day in August before I stray from my wonderful bootleg collection again and actually spend money.
Reviewer: joel.TC - favoritefavorite - November 12, 2009
Subject: Try a different one
I enjoy a listen of OAR every now and then. I have to agree that this is a bad show and has only been promoted because of the rich get richer draw to the 'most downloaded' list.
Reviewer: ThinkForYourself - favorite - June 5, 2009
Subject: Worst ever
I would rather listen to someone barfing on the sidewalk.
Reviewer: Albix - favorite - June 5, 2009
Subject: I'm getting sleepy...
Pop country is more interesting. Yawn...
Reviewer: dmbfanforlife - favorite - February 24, 2009
Subject: they aren't that good.
everybody knows that OAR concerts are just to get drunk at. their new CD is so bad too. its almost painful to listen to because the songs sound so lazily written.

a shame because i thought they had potential when i saw them play in new york when they weren't popular at all.
Reviewer: soulkitch - - February 9, 2009
Subject: bad show bad band
not a good band, not original. overall not very entertaining. no game.
Reviewer: SmackWho - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 14, 2009
Subject: Immersive!
This sounds great and has a warmth approaching immersion in the event. Thank you for seeding this magnificent show. This really exposes what can be done with the proper technology and people who care enough to use it in expert fashion.
Reviewer: poopstank mcgee - favorite - December 12, 2008
Subject: 2,500,000 downloads ya right, thats like saying it never snows in buffalo
so i see this problem hasn't been fixed yet, so i'll dish out the explanation so you don't have to look for it. Here it goes- the oar website uses this recording and every time someone visits it, the archive counts it as a download when in all actuality they are just some shitty band that should have never been allowed to play what they call music in the first place.
Reviewer: breedx - favorite - December 11, 2008
Subject: Utterly terrible.
I saw this in the "what's new" blog and decided to listen to this new thing I had never heard of.

What came out of my headphones was a terrible stew of awful, boring, uninteresting, lazy, dull, plain jam band shite. Don't be fooled -- There are thousands of bands that fill honkey tonks and beer bars across this country that sound just as snoozefest as this monster.

It's like Paul Schaffer doing Dave Matthew's whole band in the back end while your precious Garcia stirs the gravy. Blammo bore nod off musico dork bore fest extravaganza. Nothing unique, nothing creative.

Do not even waste your time finding out what these idiots are spewing.
Reviewer: ladanday_ucf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2008
Subject: So Sick!!
Awesome band, if you feel what marc's sayin then i don't understand how anyone's not obsessed with them. Its funny that people are catogorizing them as a "drunk frat band" tho cuz i'm in college and hate that scene lol don't really get that. always thought of oar and dmb as a blaze and enjoy or be sober and listen to a down to earth man band.

Thanks to the recorders and mixers!! I know ya'll do this stuff a lot and it is so so appreciated!!!! THANKS!!!

>>>>>> check out OARSA.ORG
Reviewer: fargo27 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 7, 2008
Subject: O.A.R. at their best
This is a wonderful playlist with amazing sound quality. This surpasses the 2007 Madison Square Garden show in many ways!
Reviewer: inacht10 - favoritefavorite - July 20, 2008
Subject: Eh
This band really isn't that great. It's beyond me how they got so popular. They really have one good song and the musicianship is so-so.

That being said, the recording itself is nice and you can tell there was a good atmosphere that night.
Reviewer: smilesbfr - - June 10, 2008
Subject: get over yourself
when did music lovers become so petty? Live and let live. I can't tell if people are just jealous that OAR has enough fans to be the most downloaded band compared to their own favorite or what? Either way, chill out and quit judging others, that is not what the musicians you all claim to love had in mind when they created music. I am not a fan of this band/show particularly, but I don't feel the need to express any love or hate to its fans. Remember music is personal and speaks to us all differently and for different reasons, respect yourself and others by not pretending like you have it ALL figured out.
Reviewer: jdenroht - - January 27, 2008
Subject: O.A.R.
Reviewer: Bisco448 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2008
Subject: Good Show.
They are a good band, they just aren't a jam band look at Itunes... it doesn't call them a jam band. People who claim they are are dumbasses. I like OAR, not as much as Bisco or the Dead but they're concerts are fun drunk or sober.
Reviewer: Ken D. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2007
Subject: Let's remember what the reviews are meant to do.
The reviews on the site are meant to comment about the quality of the recording, not mindless diatribe about character or whether or not you like the band. If you don't like the band, don't listen to it. Remember, comment on the quality of the recording, not the content. BTW, the quality of the recording is very good. It would make a good show to download.
Reviewer: grateful kev - favorite - October 24, 2007
Subject: this band sucks!!!!!
the quality of this show is okay but the music is plain awful....
has to be one of the worst acts on this site!!!!!!! I would never
download this show or anything from OAR.......... why has
over 2 million people downloaded this ????????????????
Reviewer: Harry Limes - favorite - October 2, 2007
Subject: Drunks?
Yeah, drunks. OAR are very predictable, no surprises here, I hate the third song.
Reviewer: stevegolfer66 - - September 18, 2007
Subject: Negative Reviewers
Possibly one of the most idiotic things I've ever read is the statement 'lots of popular things suck, like McDonalds and mainstream rap'. So, is it that YOU define what's good and what sucks for the rest of humanity???

Of course not. If it's popular, it's probably because people...that does NOT mean you...may actually LIKE McDonalds and mainstream rap. I'm pretty safe in saying that those people probably disagree with your characterization that both of these things suck. Also I'm sure there are many people that like OAR, in spite of your proclamation that they suck.
Reviewer: Yosarian - - September 14, 2007
Subject: Frat Boys and beer
The description below couldnt have been better... drunk frat boys and their girlfriends at a show. If you like live music, and good energy, and these guys seem good, please check out a band that actually jams, that actually creates something at a concert. OAR does little more than reproduce their songs on stage with predictable setlists and canned energy.

To the reviewer who said that they must be good because so many people like them and because they are soooo popular... Lots of popular things suck, like MCdonalds and mainstream rap. OAR is popular and has so many DLs because people have heard of them and because they are catchy. However, i think that there's little substance in them for anyone who is really interested in live music.

If you want to hear a good jam, go check out the "little Hands" that the String Cheese Incident played at Mt Shasta Ski Resort on 2001-08-06 or the Grateful Dead's "eyes of the World > Dancin in the Streets" from 1977-02-26 or the "san Jose" by SCI from Noblesville Indiana From 2004-07-13 or any Bela Fleck and the Flecktones to name a few.
Reviewer: morst - - September 1, 2007
Subject: false download count
If you're wondering, see this thread for an explanation of the artificially high download count on this fileset. . .

Tyler said:
"The deal with that OAR show is that that particular show has become the default show stream for a new music player, causing the counts to be gargantuan. Out of the ordinary, yes I know, but it is valid because of the music player's choosing it for a default."
Reviewer: SCHead - - August 30, 2007
Subject: Correction:
Number of users: 410,352
Reviewer: JohnnyBGoode19 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2007
Subject: 2 million for a reason
A band doesn't have one of their concerts dowloaded almost 2 million times just because they make for a good concert to get drunk at. It happens because so many people love their music, myself included. By the way, not everyone simply goes to their concerts to get drunk,I'm included in there, along with many of my friends. I, like many others, go because I love to hear them live because the energy is so amazing at their shows and everyone is there because they love the music and it shows.
To add to that, you should hate and band and the fact that they are popular simply because you don't like them. As far as I'm concerned if you can play music and you have people who like your music then more power to you. Keep playing, even if I hate the music. The important thing is that somebody loves that music enough to want to hear it. After all, thats all music is supposed to be, it's supposed to bring out emotions in you whether it be joy or sadness or whatever else. Even if I don't like the music, I don't hate somebody else and the band itself because there must be at least one person who does enjoy listening to it.

As far as this show is concerned, this recording is amazing because not only is the music recorded well but the crowd is too, so the atmosphere is captured to a certain extent. You can feel the crowd getting pumped for delicate few, and nothing beats hearing a sold out Madison Square Garden belting out every note of that song. Amazing job on the recording!!!
Reviewer: Hank the Tank - favorite - August 27, 2007
Subject: Almost two million!!!
How have almost 2 million people downloaded this show?!!!!!!! I mean what is the difference between these version and listening to the album? Unfortunately OAR is popular (like DMB) because dumb frat boys and their girlfriends need another place to play bags and beer pong in the parking lot and there just happens to be a music show too. 1.7 million? This band is one of the least talented bands on this whole site and this is just a regular old show. Even though the recording is good, all their songs sound crappy and the same. Boo OAR, why are you still popular?
Reviewer: Birchola - - August 10, 2007
Subject: agree
i agree with far the number one show downloaded and only a handful of reviews..that does not say much for you o.a.r. fans...i think they are a pretty good band but im not a fan of the college prep crowd...if this is as good as everyone makes it out to be then post some reviews up here.
Reviewer: Disco_Kitty - - July 30, 2007
Subject: Huh?
So this has been downloaded over a million times and only 7 of those bother to comment on the show? Something not adding up here...
Reviewer: edpaffjr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2007
Subject: Incredible night, incredible tape!
Even though I was one of the tapers I must say that this show is one of my favorites to listen to ever! The quality is damn near perfect. I just bought some new headphones and decided to try them out on this show before anything else.
Reviewer: dmbgreystreet05 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 28, 2006
Subject: Awesome sound!!
I agree with phish...this mix makes you feel like your back there all over again EXCELLENT WORK; HONESTLY....of all the mixes I've ever heard this is one awesome sounding edit!! Fantastic work!!!
Reviewer: NJMtwtd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 27, 2006
Subject: Mind blowing!
Awesome mix, great show, couldn't get any better than this!

Thanks abunch for this one, truly appreciate it.
Reviewer: Scottguy88 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 27, 2006
Subject: Great Mix, Great Show!!
This concert definatlly is worth the download. Im not sure what is the best oar concert anymore...either this one of 2003 at the Rave in Milwaukee
Reviewer: Intrinsic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2006
Subject: I was there....and Now I can go back
I was at this show and I gotta say, killer mix....really does feel like you were notch....
Reviewer: dwschwartz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2006
Subject: Unbelievable Sound Quality
This may be the finest sounding O.A.R. show on the entire archive. Unbelievable.
Reviewer: phishin024 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2006
Subject: Best of both worlds
Jason, you are the man! Thanks so much for going through the trouble of mixing this. Sound is amazing, just like being there. This is the version to get.
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